The Cabinet has approved Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase 2A and Phase 2B having the total length of 58.19 kilometer. Phase 2A will be built from Central Silk Board Junction to K.R. Puram while Phase 2B will cover K.R. Puram to Airport via Hebbal Junction.
While announcing the cabinet decisions today, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said, the total completion cost of the Bangalore Metro Rail Project will be over 14,788 crore.
The Minister also informed that cabinet has also approved an exclusive subsidy policy for urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilizers Limited. He said, it would assist in reducing urea imports to the tune of 12.7 lakh metric tonnes per annum which will save foreign exchange.
Railways Minister has refuted the claims of shortage of railways tickets saying that tickets are available and the trains are fully operational in the country. He said, migrant workers are not facing any difficulty and special trains are being run as per the requirements.